If you have read my other posts in the categories section, you would have a greater understanding of how messed up the Child Support System is… But I will try to give a brief scenario, so those who haven’t read prior posts may find themselves up to snuff.
I was in a very brief relationship in the State of Florida. The father who’s name I will not mention, (of course), stayed out of the situation. I was asked to sign the birth certificate so the child, (whom I love and my heart still breaks), would have my last name.
I tried with all my heart to succeed in a relationship that was one I should have never found myself in. During the time of pregnancy, I found out that my paychecks were being laundered through her sister. There was no trace of me ever being there. Once the child was born, I was no longer of any use, she had her signature on a birth certificate, and she would soon have her child support paycheck. (The cheating and running around WOULD NOT STOP!). I prayed…
Shortly there after I moved back home to my home state of New York. I was forced to pay child support with ‘no’ Paternity Test. Bank accounts frozen, emptied; vacation accounts emptied; Unemployment benefits totally taken; State and Federal Taxes taken; drivers license suspended…
I eventually moved to Pennsylvania a little over a couple of years ago. I have a lease on an apartment, voters registration, work here, shop here; can’t get a PA drivers license because my New York drivers license is suspended. I have been breaking the law by not having a Valid Pennsylvania Identification 30 days after moving here.
I have no Congressman, Senator or Governor to represent me… I am always in someone else’s jurisdiction.
I can’t receive Unemployment, ever, because I don’t live in New York where my license is. And I don’t have a Pennsylvania drivers license for Pennsylvania benefits. Even if I was to figure out away to get benefits, the State of New York would take it all… its’ happened before.
I can’t get a New York Conditional Drivers License, because it would be a waste of $75.00… I live miles and hours away from my address on my present ‘suspended’ license.
“Oh I wonder what it would be like to be An American Citizen with RIGHTS!”
I have copied the United States Constition, Amendment 14 below, take a moment to see what rights are violated by the Child Support System.
I am far cry from being the only one who has ended up in a situation like this. I need people to post what they are going through. If your not involved personally, you must have an opinion; I really need to hear it.
Most of all, at the very least, WE NEED YOUR SIGNATURE for Reform.
If we get enough signatures, I promise you, someone will listen. They will listen,, because they will not be given a choice.
Please take a moment to Sign and if you have something on your mind let us hear it. If you are caught up in a mess, we need to hear it, they need to hear it.
WE, (you), NEED EACH OTHER!
Amendment 14 – Citizenship Rights. Ratified 7/9/1868. Note History
1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Please take a moment and SIGN for Child Support Reform. If not for yourself; then do it for the Children. PLEASE USE THE COMMENT FORM TO SIGN LOCATED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE; Thank You!
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